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Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising data revamp

Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising data revamp

LONDON — Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after a group of competitors complained to regulators that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant's online dominance.

Cineworld secures financial help until hoped-for reopening

LONDON — Cineworld, which last month closed its cinemas in the U.S. and the U.K., has secured more than $750 million of new financing that it hopes will see it through the coronavirus pandemic.
3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

LONDON — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute

Iamgold reducing underground workforce at Westwood after seismic event last month

TORONTO — Iamgold Corp. says it is temporarily reducing the underground workforce at its Westwood mine in Quebec following what it called a seismic event.
Rights experts: Japan's handling of Carlos Ghosn was wrong

Rights experts: Japan's handling of Carlos Ghosn was wrong

GENEVA — A panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations said Monday that former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan and has urged “compensation” for him from the Japanese government.
French ex-President Sarkozy's trial for corruption suspended

French ex-President Sarkozy's trial for corruption suspended

PARIS — The trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence peddling was suspended Monday less than two hours after it started, to allow a medical report on one of the defendants.
Boralex signs $283M deal for controlling interests in seven U.S. solar power plants

Boralex signs $283M deal for controlling interests in seven U.S. solar power plants

MONTREAL — Boralex Inc. has signed a deal to buy controlling interests in seven solar power plants in the United States from Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC and other investors for $283 million.
Loblaw to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Greater Toronto Area in January

Loblaw to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Greater Toronto Area in January

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. has signed a partnership deal with technology company Gatik to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto starting in January.
Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting service hours at restaurants and reducing public transportation.
LA County restricts in-person dining due to COVID-19 cases

LA County restricts in-person dining due to COVID-19 cases

Los Angeles County announced new coronavirus-related restrictions Sunday that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise at the start of the holiday season and officials statewide begged Californians to avoid travelling or